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Posts Tagged: Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Fun at the Fair with Entomologists and Insects

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If fair time is fun time--and it is--just add insects to make it even more fun. Entomologists from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, will showcase insects, both specimens and live critters, in the Floriculture Building at the 143rd annual Dixon...

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named Snuggles, guide walking sticks "strolling" on your arm, or cradle a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Or marvel at the display of...

Who Doesn't Love Bugs?

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raise your hands! How many of you love bugs? If you had asked that question at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, the Yellow Shirts would have...

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All in...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Hissers in the Bohart

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It’s a comfortable life. Eat, sleep and mate. And then eat, sleep and mate again. Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a popular attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. The museum, directed by entomologist...

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM
 
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